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This Is Not Normal

Bill Scher and Traci Olsen

Bill Scher and Traci Olsen try to stay sane during the Trump years. A LiberalOasis podcast. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/this-is-not-normal/id1088588676. Items in this collection are restricted.

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Dec 3, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen discuss the wave of sexual misconduct revelations and the GOP tax bill.
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Nov 12, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen discuss how everyone wants to take credit for the Democrats' Election Day victories, and the Republican tax reform mess.
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Oct 28, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen dissect the meaning of Sen. Jeff Flake's abandonment of his re-election campaign.
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Oct 7, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen discuss what can be done to end the gun violence epidemic.
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Sep 25, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen discuss why Republican can't quit Obamacare repeal and why Sen. Chuck Schumer is a little too happy to deal with Trump.
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Sep 16, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher recounts for Traci Olsen the calm, measured reaction to his recent Politico article about Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All bill.
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Jul 23, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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A conversation about how history gives us perspective on the Trump presidency, with Real Clear Politics Washington Bureau Chief Carl Cannon and author of the new history book "On This Date."
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Jun 25, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher, Traci Olsen and special guest Bob Williams debate why Democrats struck out in the special elections.
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Jun 11, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen discuss the Comey testimony, the Paris pullout fallout and the Qatar cutoff.
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May 28, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen talk how Democrats are downplaying gun control as they look ahead to 2018 and 2020, and size up the odds of impeachment.
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May 13, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen assess what will it take to hold Trump accountable after the firing of James Comey.
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May 1, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen discuss Obama's payday, Bernie's endorsements and Trump's cons.
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Apr 16, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen on Trump's rudderless foreign policy and whether Kansas should bring Democrats hope.
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Apr 9, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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What does the Syria strike mean for Trump's foreign policy? Will Republicans regret the nuclear option. And are the Van Wyck Expressway medians as cheaply made as Trump says? Bill Scher and Traci Olsen confer.
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Apr 3, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen question the vice-president's hormone control, and consider whether Paul Ryan is the worst.
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Mar 25, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen on the Republican health care debacle and how Democrats may divide over Gorsuch.
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Mar 22, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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DNC Executive Committee member Christine Pelosi, who is pushing the DNC to reject corporate PAC contributions, joins the podcast to take issue with Bill Scher's defense of accepting corporate cash ... and share her perspective on what's happening inside the DNC.
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Mar 20, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen ponder whether Republicans are freaking out more than Democrats.
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Mar 12, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher frets to Traci Olsen Donald Trump isn't taking care of himself, setting up a 10-year reign of Mike Pence. Plus, should Democrats take corporate cash?
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Mar 6, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen on whether the Trump White House are Machiavellian geniuses or just not that bright. Plus, Bill reports back from the DNC Winter Meeting.
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Feb 19, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen discuss the dilemma of red state Democrats and the loyalties of Trump voters
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Feb 10, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen on the deluge of White House leak after less than one month of Trump, and the challenges that face The Resistance.
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Feb 5, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen explain why Trump will probably last the full four years, and pledge to take this presidency one week at a time. 
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Jan 14, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Why you shouldn't watch Trump's inauguration, State of the Unions or even press conferences. Why Republicans can't easily repeal Obamacare. And what a 1987 ABC miniseries has to tell us today. Bill Scher and Traci Olsen discuss.
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Jan 9, 2017 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen ponder why conservatives think liberals don't work hard.
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Dec 27, 2016 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen reflect on whether 2016 was the worst year in history.
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Dec 19, 2016 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen explore why Republicans have become so comfortable with Russia
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Dec 12, 2016 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen grapple with Trump's attack tweets.
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Dec 5, 2016 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen grapple with how to respond to Trump's tweets.
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Nov 21, 2016 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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In which Bill Scher concedes to Traci Olsen that "Talk Me Down" may no longer be the best guiding principle for this podcast.
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Nov 1, 2016 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Could the James Comey statement flip the race to Donald Trump? Do "October Surprises" ever matter? Bill Scher tries to talk Traci Olsen down.
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Oct 17, 2016 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Will Democrats fail to turn out, thinking that they have the election in the bag? Bill Scher tries to talk Traci Olsen down.
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Oct 3, 2016 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Even if Donald Trump is destined to lose, why is it so close? Is nearly half the country as bigoted as Donald Trump? Bill Scher tries to talk Traci Olsen down.
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Apr 9, 2016 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Are Democrats hopelessly divided? Will Bernie Sanders supporters abandon Hillary Clinton if she is the nominee? Will 2016 be 2000 redux? Bill Scher tries to talk Traci Olsen down.
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Mar 24, 2016 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Donald Trump makes us anxious! But after you consider America's demographics, limited cash assets and minimal cross-partisan appeal, you will be talked down.
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Jul 13, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Why Bill won't read "This Town, why immigration reform will pass and why women athletes are actually atheles.
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Jun 29, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill and Traci review the roller coaster week at the Supreme Court. Why the voting rights decision won't supress the vote. Boehner's immigration dilemma. And what did Reagan do with a Tabasco bottle in his last month as President?
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Jun 15, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill & Traci continue to excerise their constitutional rights. Conservatives somehow believe emergency contraception helps pedophiles. Misogynists can't shut up, or find dates.
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Jun 8, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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 Rand Paul is forced to contend with Bill on Twitter. And Traci returns with the Stabby Five!
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May 25, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Special guest co-host Jaz Tupelo returns with her own Stabby Five!
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May 17, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Traci and Bill review the so-called scandals Republicans are wasting their time on.
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May 11, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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We explore the mathematical theory that the raising of taxes somehow has managed to reduce our budget deficit. And we chronicle the pathetic attempts of the House Republican to come up with an excuse to take the debt limit hostage again.
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May 3, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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After a week off, Traci feels extra stabby. Bill tries to talk slowly. Why Rand Paul could be the next, and last, GOP nominee. And too much information about Ronald Reagan.
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Apr 19, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Traci and Bill discuss the very bad events of the week.
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Apr 13, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Will Rand Paul's cluelessness ever stop being hilarious? What the hell is Chained CPI? Traci and Bill duel over "Accidental Racist." And in Bill's story time, when Reagan met Maggie.
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Apr 4, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Traci Olsen returns with the Stabby Five. Social conservatives have a hard time accepting that they're the problem. Plus, Calvin Coolidge story time!
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Mar 29, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Conservative Matt Lewis enters the LiberalOasis to discuss the future of conservatism and the Republican Party.
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Mar 22, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Traci has a few things to say about the Steubenville case. Bill defends Harry Reid's handling of gun control legislation. We laugh and laugh at the RNC. Plus, History Story Time -- Blood on the Teddy Roosevelt Campaign Trail!
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Mar 15, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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The story you won't hear anywhere else: How Rand Paul never really disagreed with President Obama and Attorney General Holder about drones.
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Mar 1, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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We lament Bob Woodward, Seth MacFarlane and Aerosmith, but praise Harry Reid and the Modern Lovers. Plus, a very Stabby Five.
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Feb 22, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Why are the Koch Brothers so sad? Why can't the Republicans get their sequester story straight? And story time with President Chester A. Arthur and his 14-course dinners!
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Feb 15, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Traci fails to summon the requisite enthusiasm for State of the Union Week, but Bill compensates.
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Feb 8, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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How the sequester is fracturing the GOP ... again. Why Karl Rove is taking on the Tea Party. Plus, Traci Olsen and the Stabby Five!
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Feb 2, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Can Hillary or Biden ensure the Obama Era lasts for a generation? What tough compromise might be needed to win immigration reform? And why Chris Christie hasn't really changed. With Traci Olsen and the Stabby Five.
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Jan 18, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Why the assault weapons ban, and the Golden Globes, are not all that. How we'd be spelling "dropped" if Teddy Roosevelt had his way. Plus, Traci Olsen and the Stabby Five!
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Jan 11, 2013 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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The first show of 2013! Why Wal-Mart is the key to winning gun control. Why you should love the fiscal cliff deal. Plus, Traci Olsen and the Stabby Five!
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Dec 18, 2012 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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The five stabbiest figures of the year, revealed! Plus, what any gun control measure needs, and Bill's fiscal cliff prediction!
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Dec 13, 2012 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Guest co-host Jaz Tupelo joins Traci Olsen to talk Antonin Scalia, Jim DeMint, The Hobbit and more.
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Dec 7, 2012 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Why the fiscal cliff talks may be going exactly as President Obama, and Speaker Boehner, intended. Will Ted Nugent be the guiding light of the Republican Party, or Sheldon Adelson?
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Nov 30, 2012 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Traci Olsen and the Stabby Five return from Camp Twilight in Hollywood. How Obama is showing he's been playing three-dimensional chess when naysayers thought he was caving in. And why Republicans keep embarassing themselves over Libya.
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Nov 16, 2012 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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How President Obama is owning yet another post-election legislative session. How the left is helping give Obama maximum leverage for the budget talks. How Libya is embarassing yet another Republican politician. How Romney is proving America made the right call.
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Nov 9, 2012 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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The 5 ways Obama ignored the critics and won. The 5 big mistakes Romney made. The 12 excuses conservatives made before Election Day. And the 3 things we don't want to hear for the next four years.
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Nov 1, 2012 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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One last attempt at sanity before Election Day. Why Obama is the only bipartisan in this race. Why Romney and the Republicans are allergic to FEMA.
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Oct 26, 2012 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Less than two weeks before Election Day: We obsess about the polls so you won't! Go make phone calls and knock on doors! Plus, why can't Romney quit Richard Mourdock. And ... the saucy Warren G. Harding love letters!
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Oct 12, 2012 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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We tell Andrew Sullivan to shut it, Mitt Romney to abort it and Scott Brown to cover up. Plus, the dirty secrets of Warren G. Harding!
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen size what Romney actually said at the first debate, and why it will sink him. Plus, Jessica Valenti, author of "Why Have Kids?", joins us to talk about the phony Mommy Wars and the Republican gender gap.
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Sep 29, 2012 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Traci Olsen brings a very ladylike Stabby Five. Plus, interviews with "Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America" author Nancy L. Cohen on Romney's gender gap and leadership expert Kathleen Schafer on Romney's shaky leadership.
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Sep 22, 2012 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen laugh and laugh at Mitt Romney. Why Obama is winning on the issues. Why Republicans are stuck in a closed loop.
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Sep 6, 2012 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Bill Scher reports from Charlotte as Elizabeth cleanses Traci Olsen of all her week's stabby.
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Aug 26, 2012 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Guest co-host Jaz Tupelo does not care for Todd Akin. And Bill cannot believe how politically incompetent Republicans are.
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Aug 19, 2012 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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We make the case that the Ryan pick is evidence that Mitt Romney has lost his mind. Plus, Traci Olsen and the Stabby Five.
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Aug 11, 2012 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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How Obama has opened up a significant lead on Romney: with issues. Plus, Traci Olsen and the Stabby Five.
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Jul 28, 2012 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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How Obama is playing for a 2nd term mandate. Romney goes on a trip, and the world laughs. And how those terrifying Super PACs keep making lame ads.
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Jul 22, 2012 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Why Ann Romney will not become Mitt's unstoppable surrogate. Plus, the final result of the Stabby Five theme song contest!
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Jul 14, 2012 Bill Scher and Traci Olsen
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Traci Olsen returns with the Stabby Five, and the Romney campaign makes her job very easy.